News Alert: Flagstaff, AZ: Firefighters from the Mohave Valley Fire Department are helping firefighters battle several wildfires.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Sources: Mohave Valley Fire Department and InciWeb (Information)

Flagstaff, Arizona: Firefighters from the Mohave Valley Fire Department are helping firefighters battle several wildfires on Monday, June 13th, 2022.

These pictures from the Mohave Valley Fire Department show fire crews helping along the wildfire lines of the Pipeline Fire.

According to InciWeb, at least 3 wildfires are burning just north of Flagstaff, Arizona.

**** The following is the latest information from InciWeb regarding the 3 wildfires burning just north of Flagstaff, Arizona as if tonight: ****

** PIPELINE FIRE: **

Incident information site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8152/

Size: Estimated at 5,000 acres

Containment: 0%

Location: 6 miles north of Flagstaff (35.281667, -111.681389)

Date reported: June 12, 2022 at 10:15 a.m.

Cause: Unknown and under investigation

Current resources: 11 engines, three water tenders, three Hotshot crews, one hand crew, four dozers, various aerial resources and miscellaneous overhead.

Closures: The Coconino National Forest has closed nearly the entire northern portion of the forest from Interstate 40 toward the north. View the Closure Order and map here.

Smoke impacts: Smoke will impact areas of Doney Park and homesteads northeast of Doney Park, including Navajo Nation.

Evacuations: Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is the authorizing and approving agency for evacuation notices, which works with Coconino County Emergency Management to post information about evacuations and which areas are in Ready, Set, or Go status. To view these areas, visit the County’s Emergency Management page.

Injuries: None.

** HAYWIRE FIRE: **

Incident information site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8155/

Size: Estimated at 1,600 acres; Will likely combine with Double Fire.

Containment: 0%

Location: 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park (35.371667, -111.433372)

Date reported: June 12, 2022 at 4:13 p.m.

Cause: Unknown and under investigation but suspected as originating from a lightning strike from a storm days prior.

Current resources: 10 engines. Multiple dozers have been ordered.

Closures: The Coconino National Forest has closed nearly the entire northern portion of the forest from Interstate 40 toward the north. View the Closure Order and map here. Additionally, Arizona Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Highway 89, which restricts vehicles from traveling north and south in the area of the fire. Check www.az511.comfor status updates.

Smoke impacts: Smoke will impact homesteads northeast of the fire, including Navajo Nation.

Evacuations: Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is the authorizing and approving agency for evacuation notices, which works with Coconino County Emergency Management to post information about evacuations and which areas are in Ready, Set, or Go status. To view these areas, visit the County’s Emergency Management page.

Injuries: None.

** DOUBLE FIRE: **

Incident information site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8155/

Size: Estimated at 500 acres

Containment: 0%

Location: 2 miles south/southwest of the origin of the Haywire Fire (35.345842, -111.451177)

Date reported: June 12, 2022 at 4:13 p.m.

Cause: Unknown and under investigation but suspected as originating from a lightning strike from a storm days prior.

Current resources: Part of the Haywire Fire resources responding.

Closures: The Coconino National Forest has closed nearly the entire northern portion of the forest from Interstate 40 toward the north. View the Closure Order and map here. Additionally, Arizona Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Highway 89, which restricts vehicles from traveling north and south in the area of the fire. Check www.az511.com for status updates.

Smoke impacts: Smoke will impact homesteads northeast of the fire, including Navajo Nation.

Evacuations: Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is the authorizing and approving agency for evacuation notices, which works with Coconino County Emergency Management to post information about evacuations and which areas are in Ready, Set, or Go status. To view these areas, visit the County’s Emergency Management page.

Injuries: None.

**** More information regarding the 3 wildfires near Flagstaff, Arizona at the following InciWeb website: ****

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/8152/69076/

ZachNews and everybody in the Colorado River Tri-State communities send our love and support to all of the people affected by the wildfires, and send our love, support and thanks all of those who are working along the front lines in battling these wildfires.

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